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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Obadiah 1:17

    CHAPTERS: 1     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - Obadiah 1:17

    But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

    World English Bible

    But in Mount Zion, there will be those who escape, and it will be holy. The house of Jacob will possess their possessions.

    Douay-Rheims - Obadiah 1:17

    And in mount Sion shall be salvation, and it shall be holy, and the house of Jacob shall possess those that possessed them.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

    Original Hebrew

    2022 ציון 6726 תהיה 1961 פליטה 6413 והיה 1961 קדשׁ 6944 וירשׁו 3423 בית 1004 יעקב 3290 את 853 מורשׁיהם׃ 4180

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    VERSE (17) -
    Isa 46:13 Joe 2:32

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:17

    ¶ Mas en el Monte de Sion habrá salvamento, y será santidad, y la casa de Jacob, poseerá sus posesiones.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Obadiah 1:17

    Verse 17. But upon Mount
    Zion shall be deliverance] Here is a promise of the return from the Babylonish captivity. They shall come to Zion, and there they shall find safety; and it is remarkable that after their return they were greatly befriended by the Persian kings, and by Alexander the Great and his successors; so that, whilst they ravaged the neighbouring nations, the Jews were unmolested. See Calmet.

    And there shall be holiness] They shall return to God, separate themselves from their idols, and become a better people than they were when God permitted them to be carried into captivity.

    The house of Jacob shall possess] They were restored to their former possessions. But this may refer also to their future restoration under the Gospel, when they shall be truly converted, and become holiness to the Lord; for salvation and holiness shall be the characteristics of Zion-the Christian Church, for ever.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance , etc.] Not only by Cyrus, at the end of the seventy years’ captivity; and by the Maccabees from the Idumeans, and other enemies; but by the Messiah; for not merely temporal deliverance is here intended, unless as a shadow, type, and figure; but spiritual deliverance from the law, sin, Satan, the world, death, hell, and wrath to come, by Christ; who is the Deliverer that should both come to Zion and out of Zion, and who has wrought the above deliverance for Zion, his church and people; and where it is preached and proclaimed, and where those who are delivered come and dwell: or, “upon Mount Zion shall be an escape”; or, “they that escape” f26 ; the pollutions of the world, the vengeance of divine justice, the curses of the law, and the damnation of hell, by fleeing to Christ for refuge: and there shall be holiness : that is, on Mount Zion, on the church, which is the holy hill of God, and where only holy persons should dwell; and for whomsoever deliverance is wrought out, sooner or later there will be in them holiness, both of heart and life; and indeed, without this, complete deliverance and salvation, which will be in heaven, will not be enjoyed; hence those that are chosen to this salvation are chosen through sanctification of the Spirit; and such as are redeemed and delivered by Christ are purified to be a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and are, in consequence of such deliverance and redemption, called with a holy calling, and have principles of holiness implanted in them, and live holy lives and conversations; and such kind of holiness, as it appeared in Zion, in the churches of Christ in the first times of the Gospel, so it will be more conspicuous among them in the latter day; (see Isaiah 4:3 52:1) ( Zechariah 14:20,21); or, “there shall be an Holy One”, or “thing” f27 ; the holy Jesus, who is holy in both his natures, in all his offices, works, and words; the Lamb that should, and has been, seen on Mount Zion; and the Holy Spirit of God, who dwells and abides in his church, and among his people, to anoint and assist the ministers of the word; to accompany the word with power, and make it successful; and to sanctify and comfort the Lord’s people in Zion; and there are the holy word of God, the doctrines of grace according to godliness preached, and the sacred ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper administered. The Targum is, “and they shall be holy;” the Lord’s people: and so Kimchi interprets it of Israel being holy to the Lord; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions : that is, either the Israelites shall possess the possessions of the Heathens, particularly of the Edomites; so the Targum, “and they of the house of Jacob shall possess the substance of the people that possessed them;” (see Amos 9:11,12); which was fulfilled spiritually in the first times of the Gospel, when the apostles, who were of the house of Jacob, and were Israelites indeed, preached the Gospel to the Gentiles, and were the means of converting many of them, and of bringing them into the Gospel church; which may be called the house of Jacob, when they and theirs become their possession, and Christ, the master of this house, had the Heathen given him for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession, ( Psalm 2:8); or else the sense is, that the people of God, true Christians, shall in Gospel times possess their own possessions; God himself, who is their portion and inheritance, and shall enjoy communion with him; Christ, and all that are his, all spiritual blessings in him; the Spirit and his graces, as the earnest of a future and eternal inheritance; exceeding great and precious promises they are heirs of, and a kingdom and glory hereafter; of which the possessions in the land of Canaan, restored to the right owners of them in the year of jubilee, were a type. R. Moses says this prophecy has respect to the times of Hezekiah; in which he is followed by Grotius, very wrongly; R. Jeshuah, better, to the times of the second temple; but Japhet, best of all, to time to come, to the times of the Messiah, to which it no doubt belongs: here begin the prophecies concerning Christ, his church, and kingdom.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 17-21 - There should be deliverance and
    holiness at Jerusalem, and the house of Jacob would again occupy their possessions. Much of this prophecy wa fulfilled when the Jews returned to their own land. But the salvatio and holiness of the gospel, its spread, and the conversion of the Gentiles, seem also to be intended, especially the restoration of Israel, the destruction of antichrist, and the prosperous state of the church, to which all the prophets bear witness. When Christ is come and not till then, shall the kingdom be the Lord's in the full sense of the term. As none that exalt themselves against the Lord shall prosper and all shall be brought down; so none that wait upon the Lord, and pu their trust in him, shall ever be dismayed. Blessed be the Divin Saviour and Judge on Mount Zion! His word shall be a savour of lif unto life unto numbers, while it judges and condemns obstinat unbelievers __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    ובהר 2022 ציון 6726 תהיה 1961 פליטה 6413 והיה 1961 קדשׁ 6944 וירשׁו 3423 בית 1004 יעקב 3290 את 853 מורשׁיהם׃ 4180

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